ANAKOTA Cabernet Sauvignon, Helena Dakota Vineyard 2014

The 2014 Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon is a completely fascinating wine from Pierre Seillan. The fruits was sourced from the 12.4-acre Helena Dakota vineyard which runs southeast to northwest and possesses slopes of up to 15 degrees. The vineyard benefits from the westerly winds pass over a large, cold pond and blow uphill, parallel to the rows of vines, slowing down the ripening of the grapes. The result is a gorgeous wine which displays a dark, opaque color and begins with profound aromatics of ripe blackberries and black currants laced with roasted coffee, spices, loam, well-integrated lightly scorched oak all bursting from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied with a gorgeous opulent texture which displays remarkable concentration and depth. Everything is kept well balanced from start to finish and the acidity and tannin provide the right amount of structure and lift to guide this through the long, supple finish. This is a flat-out delicious Cabernet, and although just about impossible to resist today, the future for this fantastic Cabernet looks even more promising.
RatingValueDrink
95 $120 2020-2037

CountryRegionAppellation
United States California Sonoma County, Knights Valley

EditorIssueImporter
J. D'Angelo May, 2018  

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